Residents of Indirapuram societies are coming together for an electronic waste, or e-waste, recycling initiative. These residents, along with collection agencies, will assemble the e-waste generated from individual households, which include defunct electronic devices, discarded wires and similar other items.
These residents have recently concluded a field trip to get an understanding of the collection and recycling process for e-waste. They also visited an e-waste recycling facility in Greater Noida. These residents, who are members of the Green Team, an environmentally conscious group in Indirapuram, told City Spidey that through this initiative they were striving to ensure that hazardous waste such as metals and power cells did not translate to environmental pollution.
The citizens have also secured professional guidance. “We have approached an agency called Auctus E-Recycling Solutions Pvt Ltd,” said Jayati Jain, a resident of Cloud 9 Apartments.
Residents have said that they also want to start recycling plastic soon.
“We apprised Auctus E-Recycling Solutions of our requirements for waste management and are planning to organise a workshop for the residents of all Indirapuram societies this month,” Jain added.
Parth Mazumdar, an official of Auctus, said that the process of e-waste collection and recycling had already been implemented in a few societies of Noida. “We extend help by placing separate bins for e-waste and discarded plastic in societies,” Mazumdar said, adding, “The waste is also collected in exchange for a certain payment.”